ROSSINGTON Main boosted their All Saints Indoor Cricket League title hopes with a 19-run win over nearest challengers Barnby Dun
Rossington’s recent inconsistent form with the bat suggested that they would be put to the test but on the day they won with something to spare.
Scot Wood (28 not out) and fellow opener Joel Evans got their innings off to a brisk start with some good running between the wickets prior to the latter being run out thanks to some neat work by the Dun fielders.
Main’s innings stalled a little in the middle but youngsters Jack Eusman and Sam Roby, who both made 15, helped them post a challenging total of 83-5.
Jay Horne was Barnby Dun’s leading wicket-taker claiming 2-16.
Dun’s reply got off to a bright start with some good running between the wicket. But Main’s bowlers were up for the challenge with veteran Roy Nelson leading the way both with the ball and some enthusiastic fielding as he inspired his team to victory. Horne added to his earlier bowling success with a top-knock 21 runs. There were two wickets for Andrew Gardiner, who received good back up at the other end from Sam Roby, who bowled with maturity above his years.
Doncaster Town maintained their title challenge with a comfortable win over bottom club Warmsworth. The Common Lane juniors were completely outclassed by their slightly older opponents and only managed a below par total of 56 thanks to a late flourish from Andrew Finley (22 not out). Town (57-0) took little time in completing the inevitable win without losing a wicket. Amit Kundra top scored with 27 retired not out with the in-form Ryan Capstick hitting an unbeaten 15.